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Post icons - the little images that you pick that show up next to your thread when viewing a forum

124 34.16%

"Hot threads" - the little icon next to threads when they have more than 30 posts / 300 views

140 38.57%

Page breakdown - the text that says "(1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page)" next to threads (we would shorten this to just first/last)

254 69.97%

Extra thread images - the little images that show up next to threads that show if they have attachments/if you're subscribed/etc.

139 38.29%

Community links - those links at the top of most styles that say "Home" "Blogs" "Oekaki" "Chat" etc.

139 38.29%

"Share This Thread" - links in threads that let you quicky post threads to facebook/twitter/other social media

60 16.53%

Picture albums - anything besides profile designs or hacks or "hey look at my PC screenshots!"?

113 31.13%

The calendar. 'nuff said.

66 18.18%

Instant messenger icons in posts

76 20.94%

Youtube videos in profiles/as profile images

154 42.42%
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Old April 27th, 2013 (9:48 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Rukario:
Not removing the oekaki.. sorry.
Do you mind explaining why though?

It's completely irrelevant to the forums today, no one uses it, and even the members are okay with having it removed. Plus, the Art & Design forum pretty much fulfills whatever purpose the Oekaki once had. Social Groups, an inactive part of PC yet used more frequently than the Oekaki were removed due to the same reasons, so why are we keeping the Oekaki around still? Unless there's a really good reason behind it, I don't see the point.

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But it could certainly be repurposed or somehow improved so it gets more activity, right?
Like Nick said, I don't even think it's worth the time and effort.

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Old April 27th, 2013 (10:47 AM).
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I'm fine with being told it won't be removed if there's sound reason.

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About the Oekaki being removed or not.. is there any actual harm in just keeping it there? It's hosted somewhere apart from PC so it's not causing server stress or anything is it?

I mean.. if Steve wants it to stay, it's gonna stay, but I don't see anything wrong with it staying. I guess it can look a bit disorganized since it's so outdated but.. if there isn't any harm in it then.. guess it doesn't reeaallly matter either way.

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Old April 28th, 2013 (8:12 AM).
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I don't think 'underuse' or 'lack of demand' is itself a valid reason to remove anything. I voted constructively anyway, but that's my stance.

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Quote originally posted by Cassino:
I don't think 'underuse' or 'lack of demand' is itself a valid reason to remove anything. I voted constructively anyway, but that's my stance.

Well, considering the server is kinda slow, maybe removing some features would be a good idea.

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Now that I know what Oekaki is, I think of it the same as I do with the social groups we used to have, only Oekaki is used far less than the social groups were. But those took away from Fan Clubs/Pokemon Groups, and although Oekaki isn't taking away from A&D, it's still better to just use A&D for your art needs and postings. Oekaki doesn't serve a purpose anymore.

I mean, if it has to stay, then whatever, it's not a huge deal, but like Shivi, I would love to be given a good reason for it to stay. Because really, what's the point in it?

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Old April 28th, 2013 (10:00 AM).
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Quote originally posted by droomph:
Well, considering the server is kinda slow, maybe removing some features would be a good idea.
Then that would make the reason more than simply 'underuse' — which is fine.

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Old April 28th, 2013 (12:55 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Kura:
About the Oekaki being removed or not.. is there any actual harm in just keeping it there?
I personally think it clutters up the A&D section's index, especially when said section has a large forum splash. While it doesn't hurt to keep it in the Community Links, it's also pointless doing that if it's no longer used.

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Perhaps we could find a middle ground in just hiding it from view in A&D like Wolf said. It could still be accessed, but just by a link that's not in plain sight or by direct link. It just shouldn't clutter what it does any longer.

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I'd really like Post Icons to stay on the proviso that they're vastly improved upon (there was a competition a few years ago to redesign them but nothing seemed to happen after that), so they're more Pokémon-related. We could have a lot of fun with those rather than just being the generic vB ones.

Thread images are good - I find them especially useful in forums that have downloads (e.g. ROM Hacks). I'd rather they be kept.

Picture albums should definitely stay (there are hundreds, maybe thousands of photos already uploaded, so it would not make sense to take this away), though it is in dire need of an update; it's still very Web 1.0 if you know what I mean. I use it for my Pokémon artwork/graphic design - there isn't anywhere else I want to put it all.

IM icons - I still use IMs and it is very useful to have the status icons there next to their names. So if I want to talk to one of my friends about a post and on the post it says they're online, I will.

YouTube videos as profile pics - PLEASE DON'T GET RID OF THIS. It's probably been said before, but exploiting that feature gives us a really neat profile styling tool - the big transparent space at the top and shifting the name to the right. A lot of freedom for PC's awesome graphic designers.

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Quote originally posted by Antemortem:
Perhaps we could find a middle ground in just hiding it from view in A&D like Wolf said. It could still be accessed, but just by a link that's not in plain sight or by direct link. It just shouldn't clutter what it does any longer.

As far as A&D is concerned, the Oekaki is dead. We all know that. And for as long as I've been there, I personally haven't seen any demand for it's revival.

Still, I don't want to see it go. :( I do agree with this suggestion though. We can just.. tuck it away somewhere safe, where it's still accessible to members if they desire, but doesn't occupy space anywhere important.

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In the past I accidentally broke the oekaki display in A&D and Steve was adamant that it be put back, so chances are that won't be going anywhere.

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Is there any chance at all of Rukario giving a reason as to why? I'd love to get some closure at least :/

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Quote originally posted by Spherical Ice:
Is there any chance at all of Rukario giving a reason as to why? I'd love to get some closure at least :/

I would think that it has something to do with nostalgia. I've seen some tweets (sorry!) saying that this has happened in the past and is why this time, though I don't know personally.

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Instead of removing the 'hot threads' feature, the threshold for a thread to be considered 'hot' should be raised.

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One thing I'd like to mention. When I made this post, I decided to register to check if there was additional stats available to those that are registered. I used my current email, however, it's been over a week and I have yet to see an email from the Oekaki site to confirm my email and account.

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192 for keeping the page breakdown? Really?

I'm going to guess that most have misunderstood what is meant by that, because it's pretty pointless.

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I posted a screenshot and people still voted for it, so I dunno. :/

At any rate I agree that it's useless. I can't imagine any situation at all where you would want to jump to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th page of a thread while viewing the forum index. @_@

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Wait, what?

I thought the page breakdown was the (1 2 3 4 5.... Last Page) thing you see on the section pages. Isn't it?

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I actually use it to find some older posts, though that's probably cuz I'm in Trade Corner like 80% of the time 8D

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Quote originally posted by Ausaudriel:
I posted a screenshot and people still voted for it, so I dunno. :/

At any rate I agree that it's useless. I can't imagine any situation at all where you would want to jump to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th page of a thread while viewing the forum index. @_@

Where's the screenshot? I went through all the pages in this thread (all ten) and didn't see a screenie nor a hyperlink in one of your posts to a screenie of this "feature."

I voted for it to stay, but I'd take it back if I've misunderstood what it is and it's actually pointless.

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Quote originally posted by Yusshin:
Where's the screenshot? I went through all the pages in this thread (all ten) and didn't see a screenie nor a hyperlink in one of your posts to a screenie of this "feature."

I voted for it to stay, but I'd take it back if I've misunderstood what it is and it's actually pointless.

Here's the image/post in question:

http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=7640511&postcount=14

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Old May 9th, 2013 (6:54 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Team Fail:

Oh. Then I stand by my vote. This is a basic feature that I use very often, esp. when I know I've read up to Page 3 I can just click Page 4 without having to wait for PC's horrendous load times x2.

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I don't use it terribly often, but when I know something I'm looking for is on a given page early in a thread and I'm not already in the thread, it's useful.

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Quote originally posted by Team Fail:
One thing I'd like to mention. When I made this post, I decided to register to check if there was additional stats available to those that are registered. I used my current email, however, it's been over a week and I have yet to see an email from the Oekaki site to confirm my email and account.

I registered when I was modded back in February -- with hopes that I could contribute. I am still waiting for confirmation as well. I figured I had done something wrong. :(

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